Dr. Sucharita Datta
Qualification in Dance:
She is a classical dancer specializing in Kathak( both of Lucknow as well as Jaipur Gharanas) from Kolkata, West Bengal. From a very tender age, Sucharita started learning the dance form from the legendary gurus of India.
At first, Sucharita started learning Kathak dance from the Lucknow Gharana from Guru Prof. Smt. Amita Datta. Sucharita came out first in the West Bengal State Music Academy's competition in Kathak dance. Thereafter, she took simultaneously training in the Jaipur Gharana of Kathak Dance under Guru Smt. Susmita Mishra. Sucharita achieved a National Scholarship from the Center for Cultural Resources and Training (Govt. of India). In the meantime, Sucharita with a view to learning, in detail the classical dance form of Kathak, got herself admitted to Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata in the subject Kathak Dance. She came out after topping all examinations up to the M.A. level and earning gold medals, etc., in Kathak.
SMT. NANDINI GHOSALNandini Ghosal is an exponent on Odissi Dance. She had her extensive training from famous Dancer Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra. She is an ‘A’ graded dancer for Doordarshan and is empanelled with ICCP. In different period of time. She made significant performances in various conferences all over India and 13 performances abroad. She made performances in number of Dance Dramas directed by her Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra. She has also produced and choreographed many Dance Dramas. For Doordarshan she had choreographed and performed in many dance programmes.
Apart from her performances, she has bagged many Awards and Honours. Nandini won the first place in Odissi Dance competition organized by W. B. Rajya Sangeet Academy.
Calcutta 300 years Siromoni Award
Best Dancer at the Dance Festival of Dover Lane Music conference. Jadu Bhatta Puruskar organized by Salt lake Cultural Association. Apart from the above, she is an Anchor in Television, she has established her as an actress in various films and television films and serials. She was a member of the World Arts Corneal, an UNESCO sponsord organization.
BHARAT NATYAM DANCE
SHAMBO DASShambo Das is a talented Bharat natyam dancer of the new generation. Having learnt this very dance form form the living legend of Bharatanatyam Guru Dr. SmtThankamani Kutty. Shambo is not only a performer but a choreographer and a teacher also, spreading the classical tradition with the touch of his guru's creativity. Shambo is also a permanent teacher and performer of the renowned institution of Bharatanatyam kolkata Kalamandalam.
As a member of Kolkata Kalamandalam performing wing he performed at different prestigious platforms of all over India and aboard. He also made performances in many dance dramas directed by guru Smt Thankamani Kutty. He also attended many workshop of renowned Bharatanatyam exponent like Padmavibhusan C.V. Chandrasekhar, Padmasri Leela Samson , Pt Narendra etc to enrich his dancing style.
Shambo received many awards like Rajya sangeet academy talent hunt award, 54th Dover lane music conference talent search contest award etc. He is a empanelled artist of Doordarshan kolkata and ICCR. He also participated in many dance programme of Doordarshan Kolkata and Delhi
SMT. SANDHYASREE MUKHERJEE
Academic Qualification : B. Music from Rabindra Bharati University Other Relevant Qualification : Sangeet Visharad from Prachin Kala Kendra, Chandigarh. Grade ‘A’ Artiste in Ragpradhan & Nazrulgeeti at AIR and Doordarshan since 1977 Training : Trained under Sri Sukumar Mitra, Sri Prabir Mazumder, Smt Bharati Kar Choudhury, Smt. Dipali Nag, Sri Rabin Chatterjee and her father Sri Rabindra Nath Banerjee Experience : 40 years experience in Singing and Teaching.
SRI SANTANU CHATTERJEE
Music Qualification : Sangeet Prabhakar from Prayag Sangeet Samity, Allahabad. Sangeet Visharad from Prachin Kala Kendra, Chandiharh Sangeet Sudhakar from Surer Maya Sangeet Samaj, W.B. Table player at AIR Kolkata and Doordarshan
Training : He trained under his father, the late Sri Nemai Chatterjee (a disciple of ‘Natu Babu’) and also under Natu Babu. His mother, the late Smt. Srilata Chatterjee, was a renowned sitar player. Hails from a musical family. Member : Calcutta Live Musicians’ Association and the Calcutta Staze Performing Musicians' Association. Experience : Vastly experienced in teaching tabla at various musical schools. Accompanied eminent Classical Music Artistes and also light Classical Music artistes.
SMT. BULBUL CHAKRABORTYAcademic Qualification : B. A. (Hons.) in Music from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata with first class. Other Relevant Qualification : Sangeet Bisharad (Vocal) of Lucknow Gharana. Training : Tranied by Late Chinmoy Lahiri and his two extra ordinary students Late Gobindolal Banerjee and Late Jyotirmoy Chakraborty. Achievements : AIR Artiste B (high) grade in Adhunik and Geet. Took part in Doordarshan programmes. Took part in programmes organized by various prestigious music forums.
GUITER, SPANISH, MANDOLIN, MOUTH ORGAN, SYNTHESIZER, VIOLIN, PIANO
Performance-driven music teacher with 40 years of experience in evaluating and creating curricula for music programs. Possess an outstanding ability to work with all key stakeholders in the learning process to create an innovative experience for students.
He worked as a musical director and arranger for recordings for radio, television, film, and various cultural programs. Author of the music book "SUR MALANCHA," who has his own castes in musical instruments. Bangiya Sangeet Parishad has been investigating since 1984.
SMT. KAKALI ROYQualifications : Diploma in Vocal (Classical) from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad. Diploma in Nazrul Sangeet from Allahabad and Chandigarh. Training : Training under Sri Pranab Mukherjee in Hindustani Classical Vocal Music. Bengali, Rag Pradhan , Bhajan and Nazrul Sangeet for 5 years. 3 years training in Classical Music from Sri Sujit Chakraborty and 4 years from Smt. Bakul Chatterjee. Also received training from Smt. Ranjana Chakraborty. Achievements : Awarded 2nd Prize in Bhajan at the competition arranged by INFAC (Kolkata). Awaarded 2nd Prize in Nazrulgeeti in the competition arranged by Nikhil Banga Sangeet Parishad.
Music Info : He was born in Kolkata in 1975. Arijit showed his musical interest at a very early age. Following his high school diploma, Arijit enrolled himself at Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata to pursue his Bachelor and Master degrees in Instrumental Music- sitar. While studying he also became a devoted disciple of eminent Sitarist Pandit Deepak Chowdhury, who had 2005 the privilege of training under Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar.
Arijit has received rigorous and intensive training in advanced Sitar techniques. With his inborn talent and profound knowledge of the musical ragas, Arijit developed his unique depth and style. In 1997, Arijit won the prestigious gold medal in the Intercollegiate Music competition in Sitar.
Arijit has been an active artist at All India Radio and TV in Kolkata. He has participated in many music festivals and dance dramas in Kolkata, Delhi and Beneras. In 2005, Bangamela in Chicago has invited Arijit to perform with renowned Tabla player, Abhijit Banerjee.
Arijit charms audiences with his unique, sweet and soulful style with remarkable control of the ragas. He belongs to Maihar gharana tradition. Arijit's style of sitar playing combines depth, discipline and richness as well as exuberance and lyricism. Today, Arijit is acclaimed as one of the rising young instrumentalists of India, combining technical brilliance with depth and serenity.
SRI KAUSHIK DASGUPTA
Academic Qualification –
Cond. H. (Pre M.A.) in Rabindra Sangeet, Rabindra Bharati University.
Completed M.A. course in Rabindra Sangeet.
Professional Qualification –
Sangeet Bivakar in Rabindra Sangeet from Bangiya Sangeet Parishad in the year 1994-1995.
Disciple of eminent Rabindra Sangeet artists Late Smt. Maya Sen.
SMT. NEHA BANERJEENeha Banerjee started learning Hindustani Classical music form Birendra Nath Ganguly, the famous disciple of Sangeet Acharya Tarapada Chakraborty at the tender age of seven. After a short while she had gone through extensive Hindustani Vocal Music Training for 15 years from Ranjana Chakraborty, a famous disciple of Sangeeta Acharya Chinmoy Lahiri.
Training Sangeet Bhusan from Pracheen Kala Kendra, Chandigarh. Sangeet Visharad from Bhatkhande Sangeet Vidyapith, Lucknow. Performed vocal classical song in so many musical programmes. Participated in ‘Monsoon carnival of Classical Music & Dance’. Sangeet Mela, organized by Govt. of West Bengal, Cultural department. Took part in musical competitions. She was awarded with 1st prize in Hindustani classical vocal musical competitions from Indian National Forum of Art and Culture, Kolkata in 1913.
SRI GOUTAM ROY
Qualification : Diploma from Prachin Kala Kendra, Chandigarh. Senior Diploma from Prayag Sangeet Samity, Allahabad.
Training Experience : Under Sri Shibdas Bhattarcharya (Benaras Gharana), Pandit Biswanath Bose (father of Pdt. Kumar Bose) and also under Pdt. Kumar Bose more than 30 years playing of Table.
Achievements : Performed at the Doordarshan, Kolkata. Accompanies many famous Light and pure classical Hindustani musical artistes. Taught at Various Musical institutions.
SRI PRODYUT MODAK
His elder brother Sri Saroj Modak, the senior most disciple of late table maestro Hirendra Kumar Ganguly (Hiru Babu), trained him. Also under the supervision of Sri Tapas Ganguly, son of Late Hiru Babu.
Achievements and other relevant qualifications: B. Mus from Bangiya Sangeet Parishad. B. Mus from Prayag Sangeet Samity, Allahabad. Performed as Solo-performer and accompanist in many musical conferences in India.
Sri Arunangsu Bhattacharya
Training : Arunangsu hails from a family rich in art. His musical joining started in 1990 at the tender age of 8 under the able guidance of Sri Gourisankar Karmakar. After that, he took talim from Pandit Shankar Ghosh. International acclaimed Tabla maestro Pt. Kumar Bose One of the most senior most disciple of Pt. Kishen Maharaj (Benaras Gharana) Arunangsu was under his wings from whom Arunnangsu took the disciplined development of talas and developed into an artist of great maturity and aesthetics.
Arunangsu performed many prestigious concerts throughout India. He also performed regularly in All India Radio Kolkata. Through this performance, Arunangsu bears the signature of the Guru-Shishya parampara tradition. His philosophy, creativity, confidence, and artistic penchant are reflected in his performance.